DescriptionAn introduction to common word-endings suitable for students from grade 2 onwards and those studying English as a second language. This educational game uses 90 photos of everyday objects to teach students 45 word-endings that are commonly used in the English language, such as -ar (car, jar), -and (hand, sand), -eel (wheel, heel), -ee (bee, tree) and -oor (door, floor).
Students hear a word-ending in use, and have to select a photo which contains an object which also uses the same word ending. When the matching photo has been chosen, students see and hear both words with the endings emphasised. After six right in a row, Race Mode starts automatically. It asks questions at speed to test the students' memory and comprehension of the word-endings just covered, before continuing with new ones. At the end of the race, students can see how well they have done relative to their other races. The game gradually focuses on any word-endings that the students have difficulty recognizing, and speeds up as competence is gained.
By contrast to Race Mode, Story Mode slowly introduces new word-endings by saying them as the photos are shown, allowing students to quietly look, listen and learn.
The game is controlled by on-screen gestures which are simple to demonstrate and easy to use, and the game can be played without voice prompts.
* 90 photos paired to illustrate 45 common word-endings
* Race Mode tests memory and comprehension against the clock
* Story Mode allows students to look, listen and learn
* Slideshow Mode displays all the photos in alphabetical order
* Zoom and Pan Mode magnifies the images to see more detail
* Easy on-screen gestures to control the game
* Context-sensitive help
The paid version of this app has much higher resolution photos than the free version. The free version has lower resolution photos and does contain advertising but no push advertising. No internet connection is required.